Former JUDAS PRIEST Drummer Denies Sex Charges

Former JUDAS PRIEST drummer Dave Holland has appeared in court charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy, according to BBC News. Holland denies one charge of attempted rape and four of indecently assaulting the teenager (see our previous coverage: story#1, story#2). All of the alleged offenses are said to have taken ...

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DEVILDRIVER No Longer Going 'Straight To Hell'

DEVILDRIVER (formerly DEATHRIDE), the new Santa Barbara, California-based project featuring ex-COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, have changed the title of their upcoming debut album to simply "DevilDriver" from the originally planned "Straight To Hell". Says Fafara: "[The title change was made] for so many reasons that I can't even go into." The group are currently ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: 'There Ain't Nobody Like Me'

PANTERA/SUPERJOUNT RITUAL frontman Philip Anselmo recently spoke to Metal Edge magazine about the influence he has had on fans as well as other bands. "There wasn't even anyone with a bald head in bands in my fuckin' day, in metal bands at least," he said. "If you think about it, there really fuckin' wasn't. Now ...

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KISS: Top-Charting Albums Ordered By Peak Position

Billboard magazine has published a list a the 20 top-charting albums from KISS spanning a 24-year period — from their 1975 self-titled release, which peaked at No. 87, to 1998's "Psycho Circus", which peaked at No. 3 (the chart was compiled prior to the release of "Kiss Symphony: Alive IV"). Titles on this chart are ...

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PRIMUS Reform, Record New Material

The original lineup of PRIMUSLes Claypool (bass/vocals), Tim "Herb" Alexander (drums) and Larry "Ler" Lalonde (guitar) — has reformed after a four-year hiatus and has recorded five new songs for inclusion on the upcoming DVD/CD set, "Animals Should Not Try to Act Like People", due October 7 on Prawn Song/Interscope Records. According to ...

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HATEBREED Announce Album Title

HATEBREED have set "The Rise Of Brutality" as the title for their third album, due on October 28 through Republic/Universal Records. "The Rise Of Brutality" was recorded at Planet Z studios in Massachusetts with producer Zeuss (SHADOWS FALL, SWORN ENEMY) and was mixed at Armoury Studios in Vancouver, B.C. with Mike Fraser (METALLICA, AC/DC). HATEBREED ...

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SEVENDUST To Hold Listening Sessions For New CD On Upcoming Tour

In lieu of an opening act on their upcoming acoustic tour, SEVENDUST will be holding listening sessions for their new album, "Seasons", prior to taking the stage at each venue. As previously reported, SEVENDUST recorded 17 tracks during the sessions for the new CD at Atlanta's Ruby Red Studios with producer Butch Walker (INJECTED, SR-71). ...

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